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Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm PDT
on domessic policy, including health care, the role of governments, and the number one issue on voters' minds, the economy. you can expect both candidates to have a say on the 8.1% of the unemployment rate and the national debt. keep in mind with early voting under way in 10 states already, many americans have already cast their ballots. still governor romney and presideet obama have plenty of opportunity to hurt or help their campaign in the next nine minutes. no cheering, no. now, the moderator, jim lehrer of pbs. >> good evening from maaness arena at the university of denver in denver colorado. i am jim lehrer of pbs news hour, and i welcome the new to the first of the 2012 presidential debates between president obama, the democratic nominee, and former massachusetts governor, mitt romney, the republican nominee. this debate and the next three, two presidential, one ice- presidential, are sponsored by the commission of presidential debates. tonight's nine minutes will be about he domestic feature and will follow a format designed by the commission. there will be six roughly 15 minute seg
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00am PDT
. workers are protesting the government's austerity measures. government officials submitted a draft of the 2013 budget yesterday that calls for a new wave of deep cuts which will save $10 billion next year. workers will protest proposed cuts to salaries, pensions and other benefits. last week, 50,000 people in athens demonstrated against austerity. wages in china are going up - by some estimates, about 17% a year. it is providing china's growing middle class with more money to buy goods, though inflation is not helping. but it may also drive up the cost of making some of those products there, as well. in our cover story, who gains as china's employee base moves up? despite china's present economic slowdown, the story of its workforce recently has been of migration from farm to factory. 25 million made the move in 1990. last year, that figure grew to 158 million. it has increased china's productivity and competitiveness. but lately, that workforce is demanding more. "they increasingly learn that there's a big gap in what they earn and some other people." the wage gap in narrowing. tw
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Oct 5, 2012 4:00am PDT
regarding the united states, but also in those skirmishes between turkey and syria regarding the government in syria and the civil war that's taking place there. likewise the rapid devaluation of the iranian currency being fueled by hyperinflation seeing significant middle eastern money using a flight to quality trade by purchasing gold. > > speaking of which, everybody is talking about gold this week. is there too much bull? is it time to become a contrarian? > > i don't think so. gold has some interesting winds at its back. for example, today the ecb and bank of england met and kept rate policy the same, so we continue to see global inflationary policies out of central banks. likewise there continues to be union strife and worker strife in south africa, which will contribute to the metal. and then of course, as i mentioned, tension in the middle east is seeing significant middle eastern financial concerns buy gold in a flight-to-safety trade. > > have a good friday on this jobs friday john. > > thank you. looking ahead, this year's fourth quarter may be the best for job seekers since just
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Oct 9, 2012 5:00pm PDT
after that incident. > departments in the bay area feeling the squeeze as the government cuts grants to help those departments. figures show that this year the government cut $140 million in financial aid to local fire departments. california was already hit with a two million dollar reduction in federal fire grants in 2010. the united states fire administration which helps local firefighters is also poised for a budget cut. >> they are limited dollars. locally they struggle with budgets at the federal level. >> reporter: oakland officials say their department is dealing with tough economic times and they say they will have to start looking for other sources of revenue if grants continue to dry up. >> now to the election coverage. romney has taken a slight lead over the president. according to polls, in the five- days after last week's debate 49% of likely voters say they support romney, 47% say they back obama. however, among all registered voters, the president still holds a three point lead over romney. >> the folks behind seasame street asking the obama campaign to stop runnin
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. mitt romney referred to trickle down government and said he doesn't think that is something the american people believe in. twitter says last night's debate was the most tweeted about event in twitter's history. mitt romney was the clear winner according to twitter. they found 47,000 tweets with the word romney in there, versus 30,000 referring to president obama. in 30 minutes, what a lot of people are talking about, mitt romney's comment about cutting funding for pbs. a local station tells us how the viewers are responding. >>> fbi investigating the death of u.s. ambassador chris stevens, spent 12 hours at the scene of the attack. u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others were killed one month ago. attorney general eric holder said the probe has been ongoing and it took till now to visit because of security problems. >>> dedication. dedication to finish the job that they started. so now he is home. >> the final farewell to a marine, 70 years over due. >> i am back here at 5:20 p.m. cooled off today, 10-15 degrees in some places. the weekend is coming, how much cooler
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Oct 1, 2012 6:00pm PDT
the school district's computer system to gain information about the government. officials say they did not compromise personal information. the hackers were using several innocent party's servers to try to steal information from the fbi and the cia. >> we have been told our firewall wasn't breached, they got to our server, used it to cover their tracks. >> since there was no breach they were asked to leave the server up and running to try to track down the guilty party. >>> police arrested a man suspected of committing two bank robberies. adam kiedrowski was taken into custody tuesday. investigators believe he is the suspect who robbed a u.s. bank on august 28 and another u.s. bank on september 5. >>> illegal immigrants signed up for a program allowing them to apply for driver's license. >> hard to work my schedule around that and having my driver's license would be great. >> counselors helped dozens with their paper work. it is part of a bill signed by governor jerry brown yesterday. to qualify they must be under 30, going to school or graduated or served in the military. those who wo
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
the afghan government can work out some kind of an agreement once combat forces leave. they have approved any peace deal. >>> the average american household family comes if congress fails to avoid a looming cliff. that is according to the center. tax cuts are set to go into effect in january but a bipartisan group of senators are working on a plan that would put off increases in cuts while addressing the deficit. lawmakers say no action will be taken until after november. >>> mitt romney's campaign is out with a new scathing add campaign ahead of tomorrow's debate. here is more on how the ads target president barack obama on taxes. >> reporter: the mitt romney's campaign new slow began, we can't afford four more years of president barack obama. and in a new ad out today, mitt romney is accusing president barack obama of raising new taxes and planning new tax increases if he gets another term. >> liberals pay for government run healthcare, you will pay more for taxes and for your medicine. >> reporter: campaign staffers say he has lowered taxes and his claim is mostly true, both candidates are
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Oct 3, 2012 4:00am PDT
-paying jobs after receiving the government money. in 2011, the senate voted unanimously to end unemployment payments to jobless millionaires. however, it was attached to another bill which is yet to pass in the senate. a bailout for spain is "not imminent." that's according to the country's prime minister, who told reporters yesterday that plans to request a bailout are not set in stone. stocks reacted negitively yesterday on the news. many investors have expected spain to request bailout money in order to push down its high borrowing costs. moodys will release a review of the country's sovereign debt this month. some are predicting spain's rating could be lowered to "junk status." meanwhile, greece is running short on time. government officials held a new round of talks with foreign lenders. officials need to clinch a deal before meeting up with eurozone ministers next week. all greek citizens have been displaying their frustrations with severe cuts in salaries, pensions and benefits. european leaders still question whether the austerity measures will actually happen. there was some shine
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Oct 4, 2012 12:00pm PDT
by governor romney. >> i saw the president's vision as trickle down government and i don't think that is what america believes in. i see instead a prosperity that comes through freedom. >> mitt romney celebrated the successful first day bait with a surprise pit stop there in denver. he is set to attends events in virginia later today. >>> the polls conducted last night suggest mitt romney was the clear winner of the efficiency presidential debate. a cnn poll of 430 people who watched the debate showed 67% thought romney won compared to 25% who thought president obama won. the cbs news poll of undecided voters found 46% siding with romney, 22% for mr. obama. and 32% saying it was a tie. >>> here is some of what both the president and romney said during last night's debate. >> i like the fact that in my state we had republicans and democrats come together and work together. what you did instead was to push through a plan without a single republican vote. >> over the last two years healthcare premiums have gone up it is true but they have done up slower than ape time in the last 50 years. >> i p
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Oct 8, 2012 6:00pm PDT
to be sentenced to 15 years in prison. >>> protesting in sacramento against the government's efforts to reduce prison over crowding in california. some say sending some to jail in stead of prison is resulting in the early repolice of dangerous -- release of dangerous people. >> they are back out on the streets. >> 24,000 prisoners were released this year but the state prison officials say it is too early to tell if that had any impact on the crime rate. >>> they are urging shoppers to boycott mi pueblo because they participate in immigration checks. community groups organized this protest to pressure mi pueblo to opt out. it is a tool used to verify immigration status. mi pueblo says they are being audited by homeland security that could lead to the firing of undocumented employees. >>> san francisco's first target store is set to open wednesday at 4th and mission in san francisco. it will be 2/3 the size of other stores and offer smaller items. target also plans to open a second store in san francisco in 2013. >>> jerry hill is crying foul over a move by the public utilities commission to tem
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Oct 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
a script for a spy movie. hackers hacking in to government agencies. and the method makes it hard to track them down. ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar live with what happened and what he learned about all of this. tom? >> reporter: a tipster told us hackers actually tried to get personal information. what we can say, it appears what they were really trying to do is compromise national security. >> reporter: the district is computerized with general access and password only access. one day the district got what seemed like a strange communication. >> seems like a strange communication because it was the u.s. naval intelligence, said one of our servers were compromised. >> reporter: by hackers to steal information from the fbi and cia. they said they were using innocent servers to bounce around the internet with their final targets the fbi and the cia. this makes it difficult to trace the hackers. did they gain access to the district files? >> no. we have been told our firewall wasn't breached. they used it to cover their tracks but they never got through our firewall which is where that inf
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Oct 9, 2012 4:00am PDT
government is awash in cash. money buys influence, but it also may buy government itself. this is the unambiguous conclusion you reach in reading the book "billionaires & ballot bandits: how to steal an election in 9 easy steps." investigative reporter greg palast wrote it. he is a new york times-bestselling author and also works for the bbc and britain's the observer. what is going on is happening behind this very thin veneer of democracy, but as i read your book i get the sense that it really is a gross subversion of democracy. > > yes. we have to think about who these billionaires are. since we had citizens united, which created the so-called "corporate citizen," we've ended up with things like a million- dollar donation to the romney pac, restore our future - and i looked into it, by a company called f8 llc. > > what's that? > > i tried to look up, they have sales of $8,000 a year, which meant that their $1 million donation was pretty generous. also, the principal, a guy named diego, seems to exist only in a video game, "grand theft auto." he's an assassin. but under
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
the disperty that earned our state the grade of an f. >> reporter: a video by citizens against government waste compared two hypothetical architects. >> bob works for a private company, jerry is a state government employee. bob drives a nice car. jerry's car is 40% nicer. >> the disparity makes no sense. >> reporter: the taxpayer watchdog says california state workers bank an average $43.10 an hour compared to $30.65 for the private-sector employee. that's because the totals include wages, benefits and pensions. >> these pensions are unaffordable an freezing out basic services. >> reporter: the watchdog group says if this trend continues, sources like police and fire will suffer as the government pays pensions, not everyone agreed. >> to make a statement like that ignores a lot of facts and unique circumstances that are at work in many states and cities. >> reporter: the retirement administrators says pension contributions make up fewer than 9% of a state's budget. the association says the report demonizes workers. california received an f. in washington, jaqqueline fell. >>> president obama an
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Oct 4, 2012 7:00am PDT
police department want the federal government to take it over. coming up at 7:45, a court appointed police monitor weighs in. his thoughts on the department's response during an occupy protest. >> time now 7:06. >>> in election news mitt romney's campaign is re- energized after what many are calling a solid performance in the debate with president obama. >> i apologize mr. president, i use that term with all respect. >> coming up for you at 7:15, which of the candidates did the best according to debate watchers surveyed and also a closer look at some of the statements made about tax cuts. >>> in other news a memory is being planned in san francisco for am bas discoer chris stephens, killed in libya. his parents shared photos with us here at their home in oakland. stephens was killed september the 11th when protesters attacked the u.s. embassy in been been ben ben gazi. they are doing that there. >> they are doing that blue angels show there. and get more information about that and the rest of the festivities in san francisco, go to ktvu.com and look for the hot topic section and th
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Oct 7, 2012 5:00pm PDT
there are concerns it could lead to a wider war. the exchange began 5 days ago. the turkish government once supported the president but now s now a -- but is now a supporter of the rebels. >>> collecting wreckage from where a drone was shot down yesterday. no word on the origin of the drone and it was taken down by jet fighters. no group claimed responsibility. hezbollah is expected. >>> in spain demonstrators took to the streets to protest punishing government cuts. spain's over all unemployment is 25% while theyie unemployment is 50%. -- the youth unemployment is 50%. tempers are rising and a strike may be brewing. >>> still to come a brawl in san francisco that left one man fighting for his life, plus -- >> playoff fever in san francisco, but it is giving these fan as case of nerves tonight as the giants try to get even against the reds. what fans are looking for on the field. >> plus that meningitis outbreak keeps growing, how many people have been effected and the effected and california businesses that could be linked to the debate. >> paul ryan and joe biden get ready to go head to head. >> an
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Oct 7, 2012 10:00pm PDT
economy is expected to hear from libya. the house oversite and government committee is holding wednesday's hearing on the october 11th benghazi attack. now the hearing is bound to be politically charged as republicans have accused the obama administration of failing to respond to greater security at the benghazi office. >>> with 90% of the votes counted, chavez receives 54% to 45% for his opponent enrique capriles. capriles was expected to be the president's greatest challenger. >>> in iraq, the government executes 11 men. the number of executions are being called terrifying. international advocates have raised concerns about the fairness of trials, the transparency of court proceedings and the rumor of forced confessions. >>> natural steel pipes are being buried in the ocean bed. if a large earthquake were to hit, they could be raised to 121 feet above the water to diffuse the energy of a tsunami. >>> the man accused of killing trayvon martin plans to file a defamation of character lawsuit against nbc. >> george called and reported a black person. somebody asked him to describe someone.
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Oct 2, 2012 7:00am PDT
. they are counting on the afghan government. >>> the average american household faces a $3500 tax increase if congress fails to avoid a looming fiscal cliff. automatic tax hikes and spending cuts are set to go into effect in january but "the new york times" reports that a bipartisan group of senators is work og a plan that would put -- working on a plan that would put off increases. lawmakers say no action will be taken until november. >>> president obama and mitt romney are taking a break from the campaigning, getting ready for the debate. alison burns is live in our washington, d.c. bureau to tell us with the stakes are high for mitt romney. >> reporter: a poll shows an 18- point lead among voters for mitt romney. the president will spend another day and practicing for another day. this is mitt romney's eighth day of prep in the last month. but he told supporters last week, he won't be using the event to try to score political points. >> there's gonna be all of the scoring of winning and losing. in my view, it's not so much winning or losing or even the people themselves, the president m
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Oct 7, 2012 4:00pm PDT
office and the government said 114,000 jobs were added but in a household survey, 873,000 more americans reported having jobs. senator ayotte, isn't the economy getting better? well, i think, what is disappointing about the report is the down tick we saw in unemployment is because of part-time work, for economic reasons, so people who want full-time jobs, taking lower pay, you can't support a family on part-time work. and of course we still have the sad fact that we have the lowest labor participatings rate since 1981, and if the number of people who were working or participating in the workforce were the same as when the president came into office the unemployment rate would really be 11%, so, i don't think there is any cause to celebrate, here and i think if you told the american people four years ago, that the unemployment rate is going to be 7.8%, at this point, during the president's term, i don't think anyone should be satisfied or happy with that. >> chris: governor, are you satisfied for happy. >> i don't think any of us should be happy, we want to return to full employment. and,
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Oct 1, 2012 10:00pm PDT
today it will be refunding customers. the refund comes after a government investigation into charges american express illegally charged late fees, discriminated against some clients and lied about rewards. the company also agreed to pay almost $28 million in fines to regulators including the consumer financial protection bureau. >>> fed chairman ben bernanke today defended policies used to stimulate the economy. he listed other thing that is can be done. >> such as putting the federal budget on a sustainable path. reforming the tax code, improving our educational system supporting technological invasion. and expanding international trade. >> reporter: bernanke also rejected criticism that the federal reserve is laying the ground work for inflation and letting the government run up huge budget deficits. >>> get ktvu news to go now. download the ktvu app, click on the live icon and you can watch all of our newscasts live right there on your mobile device. >>> a bay area man who started an innovative anti poverty program says he is deeply honored to learn he is the winner of a mcarthur
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Oct 2, 2012 9:00am PDT
to walk out on to the beach and see. >> the spanish government asked the shipping companies, hey, what's your plan to get these ships off the beach? i think they're still trying to come up with something. >>> one of the hardest things to eat and look cool while doing it is the cupcake. >> you eat it with a fork. pretty lame. >> this video we got from foodbeast.com showcases all the ways to not look cool eating a cupcake. the little nibble bite. >> bird bite. you got to commit. >> bottom first. definitely not cool. >> why do i need to look cool while eating a cupcake? a lot of weddings have cupcakes. lot of gals there. >> now behold the new right way. take the top of your cupcake, screw off a little bit of the bottom, put it on the top, and make a cupcake sandwich. i thought it might be fun for us to try. >> can we get some sanitizer up in here? >> oh, my god. >> thank you. see how much cleaner you're all going to feel now? i can't be the only one that goes in dirty. >> first, unpeel your wrapper. >> always a dainty procedure to begin with. >> screw off the bottom. then smush it on the
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Oct 3, 2012 10:00pm PDT
to the view he had when he ran four years ago. that a bigger government, spending more, taxing more, regulating more. >> are we going to double down on the policies that got us into this mess, or do we embrace a new economic patriotism. >> reporter: romney often looked directly at the president who instead addressed most of his responses to the audience, or the moderator. the debate remained sizzled, mitt romney went after the president for green energy, and high profile companies in the bay area. >> you put $90 billion, like 50 years worth of breaks, into solar and wind. i have a friend who say you don't just pick the winners and losers, you pick the losers. >> reporter: the president said his plan doesn't add up. >> i think math, common sense, and our history shows us that's not a recipe for job growth. >> reporter: tonight's debate might also be remembered for what the president did not bring up, his successes, such as the turn around of the auto industry, and the romney gaffes what romney said 47% see themselves as victims. >> live outside the debate convenient new in denver, wh
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Oct 4, 2012 4:00am PDT
and electronics. earlier in the week, 3m announced it had bought out ceramics company ceradyne. a government agency reports findin a number of false labels on supplements. according to investigators, 20% of 127 weightloss and immune-boosting supplements carry labels with illegal claims. there were even products claiming to cure or prevent cancer or diabetes or helping with hiv or aids. consumers buy up to $20 billion in supplements online and in stores. the robust apartment rental market is starting to crack as home buying steps up. apartment occupancies inched up in the third quarter. more americans are deciding to buy homes as mortgage rates drop to record lows. the 30-year fixed is 3.40%. last week, home buying applications rose 4%. re-fis soared 20%. mortgage rates are falling as the federal reserve continues to buy mortgage- backed securities to stimulate the economy. the apple rumor mill is buzzing with word of a mini ipad. reports say "mass production" of a smaller ipad is in full swing. the wall street journal says the mini pad will likely be released this month. meanwhile, if you ar
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Oct 4, 2012 10:00pm PDT
on the government. he now says they were completely wrong. >> they were great great friends. >> new details about an argument between bay area friends that ended with two of them dead and one behind bars. >> in 90 seconds, giants plus a's in the play offs equals baseball fever. the impact for both sides of the bay. >>> play often fever is gripping both sides of the bay. ktvu's amber lee live in san francisco with how businesses are trying to recapture the magic they last saw during the giant's world series win. >> reporter: gasia, it's october orange. a tribute to the giant's success. landmarks such as coit tower are aglow and has businesses seeing green. the w hotel south of market has sold out this weekend at $400 to $500 a room per night. the giants playing the first play off game at home this weekend is the reason for all the hype. >> it's the local residents coming in, not so much the out of towners. they come in and make a whole package deal out of it. >> reporter: across the city in alameda, it's the a's that are bringing out the fans. the team is busiest when the team plays in the road. >
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Oct 5, 2012 4:30am PDT
are victims independent on the government. now both mitt romney and president obama will be keeping a close eye on the jobless report which is due to be released in about an hour from now. 115,000 jobs were added. they say that will increase the unemployment rate to 8.2%. now that some discouraging job seekers are returning to look for jobs. >>> the film that di pickets the osama bin laden man hunt is set to debut in two days. the new film is distributed by the weinstein company. harvey weinstein is a prominent fundraiser for the obama campaign. they say the timing is not to be believed political. >>> skyrocketing gas places may not come down any time soon. the fire at the chevron refinery at richmond and power refinery lowered supply caused the average price for regular in the state to jump 36-cents in a week. the highest prices are in the los angeles area where some stations are charging as much as $5.69 war gallon. drivers are paying as much as $4.60 in san francisco. $4.54 in san jose. >>> 4:36 is the time. sal, i know when i see the ending number to fill up my car. you know when it's u
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Oct 8, 2012 6:00am PDT
the danger and instability in eastern libya it did not however ask the government for security upgrades. stevens was killed along with three other americans in an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >>> there is new information coming in this morning surrounding the deadly shooting of a u.s. border patrol agent last week. the border patrol union says agent nicholas io vie apparently open -- ivy apparently opened fire on two his colleagues thinking they were armed smugglers. the shooting happened in a hilly area known for ill leal trafficking -- illegal trafficking. >>> a backpack found in a suburb belongs to a missing girl. ridgeway was last seen leaving for school on friday. she was not reported missing for eight hours because her mother works the overnight shift and missed calls from the school. >>> republican presidential nominee mitt romney will give a foreign speech today criticizing president obama as a weak leader on the stage. jacqueline fells is in our washington, d.c. newsroom. >> reporter: pam, mitt romney's campaign is offering fresh details this morning on how would r
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Oct 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
you why -- coming up. >>> the government is issuing new health warnings about knew trishal supplements. the report found problems with one out of every five supplements. some ved federal law by claiming to cure diabetes or cancer. one submitted a college term paper as proof of its claims. >>> for the fourth year in a row, the birthrate is down. but this -- might not be a bad sign. the government said there was a 1% decline births in 20101 -- 2011. but in recent years, the decline came in at 2% or 3%. experts say this could be a sign that people are more confident in the economy and are ready to grow their family. >>> 7:25. well, oraw kell's world conference continues today at the moscone center. but the big event is appreciation night on treasure island. last night, crews -- crews were out there testing all of the lights for the concert. pearl jam is the headliner, the kings of leon and "x" will be featured. if you want to be at this concert, you will have to have an approved wristband from the openworld event. >>> let's check in with sal. how is 101? >> 101 at 880, it's very slow. the
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Oct 8, 2012 7:00am PDT
francisco route now. i think a lot of people are off for a -- a lot of the government offices are closed for columbus day and interstate 880 also looks pretty good. if you are driving near the coliseum. a little bit of slowing though on southbound 880. it's not all that deep. >>> a very good morning on this monday. cold out there for some. mostly clear. there is a little bit of patchy fog. some -- some of these clouds starting to work their way in. you can see this to the left of the screen. if this drives over us, we'll cloud up and maybe get a few showers. everything says it will get close to us and get on the coast and -- well, it will head to central and southern california. i think later tonight and tuesday would be the day to get possible showers. there are a few upper 30s near st. helena, calistoga, kenwood. sonoma county airport. increasing clouds, partly cloudy, cooler, start -- cooler starting late tonight. again, it looks like it is heading south. it will be a santa cruz mountains event. mostly sunny, cooler in the afternoon after a cold morning. inland temperatures warmed up
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Oct 9, 2012 7:00am PDT
. >>> the north korean government says there is a warning in response to the recent agreement by the u.s. to have south korea to have missiles capable of hitting all of nouk. the north korean government says that agreement proves there is a lot to invade north korea. >>> a month to election day and it shows that mitt romney is gaining momentum -- gaining momentum. ailson burns has more. >> reporter: there are some polls that are gimping the romney team encouragement. a pew poll shows romney up 4%. and the poll also shows that coming out last week's debate in denver, romney's personal likability has improved and he's made big gains among women voters. >> that was a good debate. i enjoyed that debate. >> but the obama is using the big guns using big bird in aned a. >> bernie madoff, ken lay, dennis koslowski, criminals, the evil genous who towered over them. one man has the guts to say his name. >> big bird. >> reporter: reporting live from alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 8:17 for first time in history, the united states has not have a protestant majority. the percentage of protestant adults
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Oct 3, 2012 12:00pm PDT
a major battleground between government and rebel forces. meanwhile in turkey, a shell fired from inside syriaxe landed on a home killing at least three people including a six year old boy. >>> american airlines announced this morning it's going back to the bargaining table with its pilots. that comes after a series of maintenance and other problems at the texas based airline. yesterday a flight from dallas to st. louis turned back after the pilot reported the landing gear was jammed. passengers prepared for an emergency landing but the plane landed safely. some wondered if the emergency was real or part of the labor dispute. >> some people were cheering as we're landing and the rest of us are thinking was this a scenario that they created or was it real? are they really heros or are they guys just creating a job action? >> american has accused its pilots of submitting an unusually high number of maintenance requests during the labor dispute. >>> and american is also inspecting its 757 jet liners after two incidents in three days where seats came loose from the floor in flight. the first
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00am PDT
mitt romney criticized president barack obama's record saying big government is not working. mitt romney says the middle- class cannot afford four more years under obama. >> the people having a hard time right now are middle income americans. they are buried, they are just being crushed. >> president barack obama defended his achievements and challenged his plans saying there are not any details. >> at some point, people have to ask themselves, is the reason governor mitt romney keeping all these plans secret because they are too good? >> that he had hard time driving the debate and another comment by mitt romney has public television supporters upset. >> i'm sorry, jim, i am going to stop pbs, i like big bird and i like you too but i am not going to keep spending money on things borrow money from china. >> it is all about big bird. and coming up, we are doing some big facts where the two men actually clash. >>> a lot of people gathered at watch parties and supporters of president barack obama gathered in walnut creek and two miles away mitt romney supporters were at the republica
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Oct 5, 2012 6:00pm PDT
system is the federal government's electronic verification program, using data from the u.s. department of homeland security, as well as social security administration records. >>> for the first time in nearly 20 years, a man from contra costa county has died after becoming infected with rabies. the 34-year-old man died in switzerland back in july, but county health officials say he was likely infected in the southern part of contra costa county back in march. that's when he and a friend found a bat acting erratically and put the bat in a plastic bag. apparently, the man stuck his hand in and that's when he was most likely bitten and unfortunately, he never went to get treatment. >>> bart officials join state and local leaders this morning to mark the next phase of the highway 4 project in eastern contra costa county. the ground breaking event was held this morning at highway 4 and hillcrest avenue in antioch. the project will widen the highway to make room for the e bart extension from pittsburg to antioch. it will also provide more lanes of traffic, providing some relief for commuters
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Oct 6, 2012 10:00pm PDT
to ensure a brighter future is cut government spending. behind the scenes campaign workers worked towards the goal of contacting 2 million voters by phone in florida as well as other swing states. >> a republican congressman from georgia is making national headlines today. after comments he made about his religious beliefs were posted on a church website. >> evolution big bang theory, all of that is lies, straight from hell. >> representative paul broun made those comments at a baptist church in georgia. the church has since removed the video, but the bridge project, the political watchdog group reposted the video. broun is a medical doctor and said cites on the house committee of space and technology. he is running for re-election, unopposeed. >>> volunteers from the yes on proposition 30 campaign gathered this morning in front of mcclymonds high school. the measure is backed by governor brown and would raise the sales tax and race income tax on high earners to raise money for schools and colleges. >> it's about the children. it's about the community. it's about time. it's about us h
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Oct 8, 2012 4:00am PDT
.s. government chip away at the federal deficit. and, it could be bottoms-up for investors in a beer and wine stock. keep it here. first business starts now! you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas. good morning. monday, october 8th. i'm angela miles. in today's first look: a new round of corporate earnings start up this week. overall, earnings are expected to tumble around 2% from last year. here's where we last left of on friday. stocks rallied on news the unemployment rate dropped to 7.8%. the dow gained, the s&p was flat, and a sell-off in apple dragged down the nasdaq. oil and gold staged dramatic pullbacks. today, platnum and gold producers will push to end a strike by south african workers over low wages. philip streible of rjo futures joins us on this monday morning. will we see a follow-through from that jobs number that came out on friday? > > that's a really interesting question. the reason why i bring that up is because the market reaction to the number, it was really well received. we saw the s&p 500 push up to 2007- level highs. bu
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Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm PDT
government and that equipment made by the companies could be used for espaean wash. -- estpen wash. >>> halloween is around the corner. if you want to see big pumpkins we got them. ktvu's allie rasmus was in half moon bay and shows us the winner that pumpkin weigh-off. it was so big it set a record today. >> here we go. >> reporter: at 1775 pounds this was the winner of the pumpkin weigh-off. cash prize for growing this? $10,650. >> my family is my secret. i couldn't do this without support. everybody that grows is because they have somebody behind them. >> reporter: today was the end of a long journey from seed to full grown squash, fertilizer and tlc. he had a 1400-pound pumpkin. >> if you get the soil right and the weather is just right and you get everything else just right, maybe you will get lucky enough. >> reporter: for many the biggest challenge is just bringing it here. >> getting it on the roads. they are strapped and packed and placed on beds for the bumpy drive. >> reporter: this year there was an extra prize for any pumpkin weighing or than a ton. >> we will give the
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Oct 5, 2012 5:00am PDT
americans are victims depending on the government. the obama campaign is regrouping following wednesday's debate in denver. some democrats say they are surprised that president obama didn't bring up mitt romney's 47% comment. the campaign said the president was focusing on the moderators questions. both are waiting for the latest jobs report. they will release september numbers in less than 30 minutes nod. coming up at 5:15 we will take you to our washington, d.c. bureau with more on why some say this is the most important report of the year. >>> time now about 5:07. let's go to sal. people are getting out the door. or are we feeling friday light? >> we haven't had friday light in awhile. i really don't think we will have it today, but i hope i'm wrong about that. right now it's light because it's nice and early on 80 westbound it looks pretty good. wouldn't it be a nice surprise if we had a friday light today? it just seems like too many people are trying to get into the city all day long, all weekend long. you heard tara talking about it. westbound bay bridge this is what you want the
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Oct 5, 2012 6:00am PDT
and dependent on the government. >>> goo news -- good news on the jobs front. the newly released jobs report shows the unemployment rate fell to 7.8% last month. coming up at 6:15 we will take you live to our washington, d.c. bureau. we'll let you hear more about how this report will effect the presidential election. >>> right now we want to go back over to sal. so he's keeping an eye on traffic. how does it look? >> it looks all right. we don't have a lot of slow traffic out there. we've had a couple miner fender benders. we look at the bigger trends here. right now it's getting sloes. if you look at bay point it doesn't look that bad. it looks good on the rest of highway 4 so far. looking at the bay bridge toll plaza it's backed up in some of the lanes. usually the metering lights go on at 6:15 or so. we'll see what happens then. this mornings commute on 80 looks good if you are driving down to richmond. there are no problems. 6:08 let's go to steve. >>> we do have mostly cloudy skies. higher clouds up above. the system moving closer to us have has enhanced that. i thought i would focus on
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Oct 5, 2012 10:00pm PDT
to sign the labor agreement. >>> federal government electronic program that employers can use to confirm employment eligibility. uses data from the homeland security as well as social security administration records. >> the presidential election is still more than a month away but early voting in california is set to begin next month. folks who want to get their votes in now can head to county election offices in just a couple days. monday is actually columbus day. some county offices may be closed. ballots for people who will be voting by mail will be sent out tuesday when the post office reopens from the holiday. so how will you vote? you can take our election quiz to help you decide like ktvu channel 2 news on facebook and find our presidential election quiz right under the cover photo. >> the search for two man accused of scamming an elderly woman out of her lifesavings. >>> and new information of a principal not reporting abuse allegations. >> it's a big weekend coming up lots going on in san francisco. the complete forecast. look at the five day as well. a chance of showers in ther
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Oct 5, 2012 5:00pm PDT
's presidential debate, when mitt romney branded tesla has one of the government-supported losers in green technology. >>> a woman from morgan hill was arraigned this afternoon in santa clara county on charges of commercial burglary and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. 38-year-old marci erica did not enter a plea. she was arrested in nevada. investigators say that's where she fled after she told her 10-year-old daughter to shop lift at a safeway store in morgan hill and store employees stopped the girl as she was trying to leave the store. that happened last month. >>> albany police chief today said his department will not publicize details of molestation allegations against a teacher who apparently committed suicide this week. the body of albany middle school teacher james izumizaki was discovered monday in a car outside his family's home. last month, he was arrested on suspicion of lewd acts on a child and later released on bail. alameda county prosecutors have not formally charged the man. police say they will continue their investigation until all known leads are exhausted.
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Oct 5, 2012 7:00am PDT
and dependant on the government. mitt romney today will be at a coal country rally in southwest virginia, he is accused the obama administration of crushing the coal industry. >>> a film that depicts the osama bin laden man hunt is set to debut two days before the election. navy seals killed osama bin laden in may 2011. the film which will air on the national geographic channel is distributed by the weinstein company, the chairman is a prominent fundraiser for the obama campaign. national geographic says the timing is not meant to be political. >>> turkey wants an emergency nato meeting after bombs launched from syria hit a turkish border town. five civilians and three children were killed. the syria calls it a tragic accident. the u.n. security council condemned the bombing and called it a violation of law. turkey shelled military posts. the turkish prime minister says it it doesn't want to go to war but asked the parliament to approve further attacks. >>> a police officer shot an un armed driver. the victim was a national guardsman. he cut off two police vehicles on the grand central parkw
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Oct 7, 2012 7:00am PDT
meningitis in an outbreak in the u.s.. the government says that outbreak also spread to more than 60 people in nine different states. the outbreak is linked to a steroid that produced by a massachusetts pharmacy. many victims got steroid injections for back pain. clinics in ukiah and palm dale all received those steroids. >>> san francisco starbucks lovers may soon be able to try out the new baked foods the chain is offering but it's only going to be happening in nine locations. starbucks is testing the variety of goods with plans to attribute nationally. keep an eye out for a whole wheat spinach croissant, blueberry muffin, and passion fruit loaf cake. >>> 8:25. making me a little hungry. >> i know. >> good day to get outside. the weather has been very nice this weekend. hoping for more of the same. >> our daytime temperatures will be similar to saturday. another good looking day in most cases. slightly below normal. but not bad at all. we have the sunshine expected for the afternoon. high clouds will be drifting over once again. little filtered sunshine. a soft sunlight at times. outside
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